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Kyle Funakoshi on Shotokan Karate's Proven Strategies for Faking

You've come across martial artists called Funakoshi often enough in the pages of Black Belt. The first such person bearing that surname was Gichin Funakoshi, founder of shotokan karate. The second person was Kenneth Funakoshi, a fourth cousin of the creator and a 10th-degree master. Now it's Kyle Funakoshi, a ninth-degree black belt and chief instructor for the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association. Kyle appeared on the cover of our January 2010 issue, and more recently, he was in the February/March 2019 issue. This time, he discusses the supreme strategy of faking while fighting.— Editor
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